Robert E. Lee & Associates collaborated with the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation and the City of Green Bay to design a storm water feature to reduce storm water flows, prevent erosion of the downstream Baird Creek, and remove pollutants. The final pond design featured an artificial wetland pond with small permanent water pools and a variety of native wetland plants. The pond effectively reduces peak flows and removes pollutants from a 100-acre drainage basin within the City. The project, minimizing permanent water surface, benefited the adjacent park space from a safety perspective, and helped reduce the thermal impact created by the permanent water pool of a wet pond.
Close coordination was required with the City, foundation, and neighborhood association to create a Best Management Practice that has minimal impact on the surrounding area.